match·mak·er | \-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of matchmaker 

: one that arranges a match especially : one who tries to bring two unmarried individuals together in an attempt to promote a marriage

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matchmaking \-kiŋ \ noun

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Also be sure to read our list of the top 50 free agents and our FA matchmaker. The Si Staff,, "2018 NBA Free Agency: Grading Every Deal," 1 July 2018 As South Korean President Moon Jae-in has sought to play the matchmaker between Trump and Kim in hopes of easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Abe has been concerned about an outcome that could leave Japan’s security interests unresolved. David Nakamura, The Seattle Times, "Trump to meet with Japanese prime minister ahead of potential North Korea summit," 28 May 2018 Check out The Crossover's rankings of the top 50 free agents this offseason, as well as our predictions and free-agent matchmaker., "2018 NBA Free Agent Tracker: Follow Every Move," 30 June 2018 Who knew Saturday Night Live could work as a matchmaker for the stars?, "Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Are Dating & We Should Have Seen It Coming," 22 May 2018 The identity of the show’s male or female lead is concealed as 10 suitors selected by the show’s matchmakers are paraded on stage. Tracy Swartz,, "Actress and sales rep from Chicago find love quickly on ABC's 'The Proposal'," 11 July 2018 Woman plays accidental matchmaker on airplane, shares live updates as romance unfolds. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump slams OPEC over gas prices; porn star lawyer eyes 2020 presidential run," 5 July 2018 The pairing of Lane and Hardy was a natural one for the UFC’s matchmakers—two former pro football players who had never gone to ground in a fight and were sure to draw attention. Robert Klemko,, "Greg Hardy, the UFC and the Limits of the Second Chance," 25 June 2018 Did New York City resident Dunham play matchmaker, having perhaps met Maroney at her father's art show?, "Jennifer Lawrence's Rumored Boyfriend Sounds Very Cool," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of matchmaker

1638, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who tries to bring two people together so that they will marry each other

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